Master Detention Deputy Lynn D. Jones

Master Detention Deputy Lynn D. Jones

Lake County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, June 24, 2020

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Lynn D. Jones

Master Detention Deputy Lynn Jones died after contracting COVID-19 in a presumed exposure during an outbreak at the Lake County Jail at 441 W Main Street in Tavares. At the time of Deputy Jones' exposure, 18 staff members and over 100 inmates had tested positive.

Deputy Jones had served with the Lake County Sheriff's Office for 13 years. He is survived by his wife and three daughters.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Saturday, June 13, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19, prisoner custody

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The Clearwater Police Honor Guard expresses our condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of brother Lynn. We are forever thankful for his service and sacrifice - for his country and his community. May the Good Lord provide some measure of peace and comfort to all those he knew and loved.

Detective Paul Balmer (Honor Guard Cmdr)
Clearwater Police Department

August 13, 2020

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